UNITY Announces Series of Educational Webinars this Fall
Leaders will cover topic relevant to Native youth like voting, virtual learning and social media.
October 5, 2020 – Mesa, AZ – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will hold a series of webinars this fall that will further its mission of fostering the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth.The series will kick off on Monday, October 5 at 6 p.m. PST with an Instagram live discussion on “Native Youth Vote 2020 – Then and Now.” The remaining webinars will take place on Tuesdays (youth-focused topics) at 1 p.m. PST or 3 p.m. PST, and Thursdays (adult-focused topics) at 12 p.m. PST, and will be conducted via Zoom or Instagram. Links to participate can be found on UNITY’s website, or on the list below.
The eight-week webinar series will be sponsored in part by Comcast NBCUniversal and Nike N7. A November webinar will be sponsored by Nike N7 as part of their commitment to National Native American Heritage Month.
“We are launching this series of webinars to engage with our communities on the topics that are most relevant to Native youth today, and to help adult leaders better engage and support them,” said UNITY Executive Director Mary Kim Titla. “We want to thank our wonderful sponsors, Comcast NBCUniversal and Nike N7 for making these webinars possible.”
Monday, October 5, at 6 p.m. PST– Native Youth Vote 2020 – Then and Now on Instagram
Tuesday, October 13, at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST – How to be a Better Virtual Student click to watch recording
Friday, October 23, at 1 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. EST– Utilizing Traditional Knowledge in Higher Education: PowWows and Homework on Instagram
Tuesday, October 27, at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST– Applying Traditional Knowledge in STEM Fields click to register in advance
Tuesday, November 3, at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST– Engaging with Native Youth Through Social Media on Instagram
Tuesday, November 10, at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST – Taking Your Game to the Next Level – Tips and Advice on Becoming a Collegiate Student Athlete click to register
Tuesday, November 17, at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST– Nike N7 Collaboration – An Athlete Discussion with Nike N7 Ambassadors – Native American Heritage Month – click to register in advance
Tuesday, December 1, at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST – Native Youth Perspectives on the 2020 Elections on Instagram
Adult Webinars (Register in Advance at each of the links below)
Thursday, October 8, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – Native Youth Advocates Talking Circle
Thursday, October 15, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – I Am Hope: Suicide Prevention Tools
Thursday, October 22, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – Youth Participation in the Decision-Making Process
Thursday, October 29, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – Building Community Support for Youth Councils
Thursday, November 5, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – Guiding Youth Council Meetings
Thursday, November 12, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – Best Practices in Youth Council Development
Thursday, November 19, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – How to Host Virtual Events for Native Youth
Thursday, December 3, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – Digital Storytelling: UNITY TikTok & Video Communications for Native Youth
You can find more information on UNITY’s fall webinar series at unityinc.org.
Founded in 1976, United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) is a national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native Youth. UNITY’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14 -24 and help build a strong, unified, and self-reliant Native America through greater youth involvement. UNITY’s network currently includes 320 affiliated youth councils in 36 states. Youth Councils are sponsored by Tribes, Alaska Native villages, high schools, colleges, urban centers, and others.